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Dhoni most powerful batsman I have ever seen: Greg Chappell

SYDNEY: Former India coach Greg Chappell stated that MS Dhoni is probably the most powerful batsman he has ever seen. Chappell was once coach of the Indian group for 2 controversy-riddled years between 2005 and 2007 wherein he clashed with a number of senior contributors of the group, especially then-captain and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly.

His time, on the other hand, was once additionally known for the rise of a number of more youthful gamers in the squad together with Dhoni and Suresh Raina.

"I vividly remember that I was left awestruck when I saw him batting for the first time. He was definitely the most exciting cricketer in India at that time. He used to hit the ball from the most unusual positions. He is the most powerful batsman I have ever seen," stated Chappell throughout a chat session on the Facebook maintain of the Playwrite Foundation.

"I have in mind his knock of 183 towards Sri Lanka and the way he tore them aside. It was once energy hitting at its perfect. The next match was once in Pune. I asked MS, 'why do not you play alongside the ground more as an alternative of looking to hit every ball to the boundary'. We were chasing 260 unusual and were in a just right place and Dhoni was once playing a contrasting innings to the only he had performed simply a few days before.

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"We nonetheless needed 20 runs to win and Dhoni asked me, via 12th man RP Singh if he may just hit sixes. I instructed him now not till the objective was once in single digit. When we needed six runs to win, he finished the game with a six," he stated.

In latter years, Dhoni would turn into one of the crucial successful captains of all time, main India to the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup titles. He would additionally turn into known for the efficiency with which he controlled to successfully finish run-chases along with his innings structured in the method Chappell spoke about.

"I always used to problem him if he may just finish the game. There was once a booming smile on his face, every time he used to attain the winning runs. He is unquestionably the best finisher the game has ever seen," stated Chappell.

Dhoni last performed for India throughout the 2019 World Cup semi-final towards New Zealand. He was once slated to steer Chennai Super Kings in the 13th IPL edition which these days stands indefinitely suspended because of COVID-19 pandemic.

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